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Abies Electronicus 2.0 videoReport

Posted in Abies electronicus with tags on January 29, 2013 by Francois Wunschel

Finally, here’s the video report of Abies Electronicus,
shot in Brussels, BE, 2012.

technical info for da nerd:
4 Video Projectors 20k @1024*768
each projector was Space Scanned using MadMapper
Custom QC based software
26 LED rgb fixtures
DMX flashlights
DMX control over the existing facades
Lots of custom QC plugins
Running entirely off a single MacPro

Abies … even in Russia

Posted in Abies electronicus on December 31, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

Haha, it seems the controversy about our xmas-tree even went all the way to Russia.

Abies Electronicus / Space Scanner

Posted in Abies electronicus, MadMapper with tags on December 4, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

For those interested in technical stuff,
we used MadMapper’s Space Scanner feature to produce a 1to1 pixel map of the projectors,
which simply allowed us to map during the day, safely knowing that the mapping will fit the tree.

Here are the resulting scans, shot at 1/30s or 1/60s depending on the ambiant lighting,
f2.8, iso 800, manual focus, Jpeg quality small (no Raw), using a Canon 5D mark II.

We used 4 projectors, so we produced 4 scans.


Abies Electronicus

Posted in Abies electronicus with tags , on November 29, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

All the setup is almost complete.
The official opening is tomorrow 6PM.

Abies Electronicus in Brussels

Posted in Abies electronicus with tags , , , on November 18, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

Building the structure.
The project will run during all december, every day, in Brussels.

Abies Electronicus #3

Posted in Abies electronicus, video mapping with tags , , , on December 4, 2010 by Francois Wunschel

The final video report is out:

Abies Electronicus #2

Posted in Abies electronicus, event / project with tags , on November 28, 2010 by Francois Wunschel

Under the snow, a nightly photo session. Image courtesy of Simon Deprez, the surfer-photographer.
3x Christies LX1500 (only 45000 lumen in total ,(), and all lights controlled by one single patch, aka _1024_LightController: fiddles an array of 14 RGB LED projectors, and 200 flashbulbs.